American singer Miley Cyrus has released “Never Be Me” off her second live album titled “Attention: Miley Live.”
“Attention: Miley Live” includes live performances of songs across Cyrus’ 2022 South American Attention Tour, from Plastic Hearts (2020), Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), Bangerz (2013), The Time of Our Lives (2009), Breakout (2008), and Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), plus multiple cover songs and two unreleased tracks, “Attention”, and “You”.
Known for her distinctive raspy voice, Miley Cyrus’ music incorporates elements of varied styles and genres, including pop, country pop, hip hop, experimental, and rock. She has attained the most US Billboard 200 top-five albums in the 21st century by a female artist, with a total of thirteen entries.
Cyrus won a 2020 Webby Special Achievement Award. In February 2021, Cyrus performed at the very first TikTok Tailgate show in Tampa, for 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers. It served as a pre-show before Super Bowl LV. It aired on TikTok and CBS. The performance was featured in the music video for “Angels like You”.
In March 2021, Cyrus departed RCA and signed with Columbia Records, a sister label of RCA under the Sony Music umbrella. That same month Cyrus embraced her days as Hannah Montana and wrote an open letter to the character on social media for the show’s 15th anniversary, despite all statements that her days as Montana gave Cyrus an identity crisis. Rumors about a possible revival of the show have been around ever since.
On April 23, 2021, The Kid Laroi released a remix of his single “Without You” featuring Cyrus, her first release under Columbia Records. On April 3, 2021, Cyrus performed at the NCAA March Madness Final Four in Indianapolis with the frontline health care workers in the audience. More recently, she signed a overall deal with NBCUniversal with the first project off the deal will being the Stand by You Pride special concert to be streamed on Peacock.
In June, Cyrus released a studio cover version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, which was subsequently included in The Metallica Blacklist, a rendition of the band’s homonymous record, which turns thirty in 2021. The track also features Elton John on the piano, Yo-Yo Ma and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. The singer initially teased a whole Metallica cover album in October 2020 and had already performed the track live during her set at Glastonbury.
To promote Plastic Hearts, Cyrus teased a concert tour around the album’s release. The tour was postponed due to the pandemic but thanks to the high vaccination rates in the United States, Cyrus was able to headline several music festivals in the country during summer 2021, including Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Music Midtown.
Miley Cyrus has revealed to tour South America for the first time in seven years in early 2022. She was more recently assigned host, alongside Pete Davidson of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special, and she would be produced through her Hopetown Entertainment company.